Gay Marriage: No One Expects the Secular Inquisition

Oct 20, 2014 by

 By Robert Tracinski, The Federalist: On Friday, city officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, informed Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers and proprietors of the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, that they would be required to perform gay weddings or face fines or possibly jail time under the city’s “public accommodations” statute. Their religious views are expected to adjust to the edicts of the state. So it’s official: a new religious orthodoxy is sweeping across the nation, imposed by...

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Sermons Are “Fair Game” in Houston — The Real Warning in the Subpoena Scandal

Oct 20, 2014 by

By Albert Mohler: The scandal over the subpoenas issued to several Houston-area Christian pastors continues, even after the city refiled legal documents, removing the word “sermons” from the demand. They have clearly not removed the scandal from their city, and from the administration of Mayor Annise Parker. As the mayor’s own comments make abundantly clear, she stands at the center of the scandal. When news broke earlier this week that the attorneys working for the City of Houston had issued...

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Big Kiss-In: Gay couples hold mass kissing session in Brighton Sainsbury’s

Oct 20, 2014 by

By Radhika Sanghani, Telegraph: Hundreds of couples came to a Brighton branch of Sainsbury’s to kiss each other in public. The ‘Big Kiss-In’ took place after a lesbian couple were recently asked by a security guard in the shop to stop kissing. Annabelle Paige, a Sussex University student, gave her girlfriend a “slight peck on the cheek” last Saturday, on National Coming Out Day. But after a customer claimed she was “disgusted” by the act, a security guard asked them to stop. Sainsbury’s has...

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The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour

Oct 18, 2014 by

by Damian Thompson, Spectator: ‘Thanks be to God’, as we Catholic children used to say with heartfelt enthusiasm as Mass was over for another week. The most divisive meeting of Catholic bishops since Vatican II has ended – and no real damage has been done. Except, I’m sorry to say, to the reputation of Pope Francis. No real progress has been made, either. This afternoon the official report of the Synod was released and so far as I can tell it cancelled the ‘earthquake’ implied by the half-way...

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Bishop’s book plays fast and loose with scripture

Oct 18, 2014 by

From Christian Concern: A review of Alan Wilson’s “More Perfect Union? Understanding Same Sex Marriage” In his book on “Understanding Same Sex Marriage”, Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, begins “This book describes a stage in an ongoing journey towards equality” continuing, “All over the world marriage is being opened to people.” And it is this idea that the Church of England must urgently embrace and indeed celebrate same-sex “marriage” as part of the world’s “ongoing...

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LGBT advocates ‘mess with Texas’ (and the First Amendment)

Oct 18, 2014 by

By Bishop David Anderson, AAC: For many of us in the realignment, the move from one church to another has been both painful and exhilarating. Leaving behind theological nonsense, gamesmanship, and betrayal, we have been able to move into a unity of faith on essentials and a gracious generosity in areas secondary and tertiary. Some things are still needing resolution, but building relationships of trust comes before we tackle the areas that are harder. Many congregations, in making the...

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